Netia Off Camera Festival opens in Kraków
PR dla Zagranicy
One of Poland's most talked about film festivals entered its 9th edition in Kraków on Friday, with a banquet of independent movies being laid on over the coming days.
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Film buffs have 100 movies to savour this year at the Netia Off Camera Festival, with screenings taking place at quirky arthouse cinemas and cultural centres, as well in the open-air.
The main competition, entitled 'Making Way', focuses on emerging international talent. Twelve films are pitted against each other, but only debut or second features are allowed to compete. The winner receives the Kraków Film Award of USD 100,000.
Meanwhile, for those keen to catch up on the cream of recent Polish releases, ten films are in the running for a separate prize of PLN 300,000 (USD 78,000).
Out of competition, festival-goers can also investigate the 'Discoveries and Best of Fests' section, which highlights hits on the international festival circuit. For those intrigued by new cinema from over the Atlantic, the 'US Indies' section presents eight pictures.
This year, the main jury is being chaired by seasoned Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi. He is joined by director Lynne Ramsay ('We Need to Talk About Kevin'), photographer Brigitte Lacombe and cinematographer Dick Pope, a long-time collaborator with Mike Leigh.
The festival's 300 guests include Daario Naharis (Ed Skrein) from 'Game of Thrones' and producer John Aird.
The awards will be presented on the evening of Saturday 7 February, and the festival wraps up the following day. (nh)